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    Kon Karapanagiotidis Credit Rob Blackburn
    Presented by Circus Oz in partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)

    Circus Oz in partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) will present Boundless Plains to Share a celebratory night of hope, humanity and hilarity at the Collingwood Town Hall on Friday, 1 May 2015.

    Inspired by the call in the Australian national anthem to courageously combine together to advance Australia fair, the whole Circus Oz world-class ensemble will share the stage with special guest performers from the ASRC community.

    Boundless Plains to Share will bring together all parts of the community from First Australians to the most recently arrived asylum seekers with the audience witnessing the human stories of those who have risked everything to contribute to the future of Australia.

    This collaboration is just the beginning of the next phase of a deeper and multilayered relationship for Circus Oz who are committed to providing ongoing funding support to ASRC through donations, greater community engagement, pro bono show tickets, workshops, performance collaborations and developing professional skills of potential circus artists.

    Brought together by Circus Oz Guest Directors David Joseph and Debra Batton, this joyous celebration of all that is possible will feature big circus acts, cranking live music, vivacious hula hooping, joyous juggling, booty-shaking hip-hop and dare-devil acrobatics.

    Boundless Plains to Share is a once-only show that will not only raise the roof of the beautifully restored Collingwood Town Hall, importantly, it will also explore the human voices of some of Australia's most vulnerable community members the newly arrived asylum seekers.

    Uniting the audience in an inspiring and inclusive community event, all the profits raised from Boundless Plains to Share will be donated to the ASRC to continue its invaluable, but under-resourced, work for all communities.

    Circus Oz and the ASRC have had a proud and long- standing relationship for over a decade.

    Since 2002, Circus Oz has not only donated thousands of tickets to the ASRC community, but Melbourne audiences have donated more than $250,000.00 to the ASRC through the Circus Oz Red Bucket Appeal held at the end of each Circus Oz Big Top performance.

    As a mark of recognition and mutual respect, in 2013 Circus Oz named the ASRC as a humanitarian partner and ASRC Chief Executive Officer, Kon Karapanagiotidis was formally acknowledged as a Circus Oz Soul Mate.

    With this new and innovative collaboration Circus Oz and the ASRC are excited to be taking the relationship to the next level.

    The development and creation of Boundless Plains to Share is a month-long project comprising of daily lunchtime workshops by the Circus Oz ensemble for the ASRC community the project has already unearthed potential circus artists who will feature on stage in the once-only May performance at Collingwood Town Hall.

    Made possible through the support of the City of Yarra, Clearlight Shows, Paoli Smith, Showtech and Ticketmaster Australia, Boundless Plains to Share is the next step in the committed relationship between Circus Oz, our audiences and the ASRC.

    Boundless Plains to Share

    Date Friday, 1 May 2015
    Time 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
    Location Collingwood Town Hall
    Address 140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford
    Tickets $48

    Circus Oz

    Credited with revitalising a traditional artform in a uniquely Australian way, Circus Oz is a rock 'n' roll, animal-free circus that has influenced the development of circus arts around the world since its foundation in 1978.

    Circus Oz undertook its first and critically praised international tour in 1980 and has continued touring to over 100 cities and regions in 27 countries playing to over 3.6 million people.

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